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Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC

New Technology for the Tube and Pipe Industry

At Proto-1 we are Building Partnerships and Offering New Manufacturing Technology for the Tube and Pipe Industry. In today's competitive market it is important to stay ahead by being knowledgeable about the latest technology. Our knowledge is based on use. Proto-1 offers machines and services that increase your productivity and profit. Our machines are leading the way in tube end forming, tube cutoff-after bend and tube deburring. We can also design and build custom machines to suit your needs. Visit our website to see cutting edge technology for the tube and pipe industry. Need automation with your machine? We can do that. We have been integrating our machines into automated cells from day one. We are your one stop shop.

10 Tower Road
P.O. Box 399
Winneconne, WI 54986

Phone: 920-582-4491
Fax: 920-582-4492

Sales Contact
Pat Arens - Account Manager

Recent Content on for Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC

January 10, 2012
Fabrication automation
Need help dealing with the skilled worker shortage? Eric Lundin, editor of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal, interviewed several automated equipment manufacturers for their perspectives on automation for tube and pipe fabrication.
April 26, 2010
Notching options
While most fabricators could probably name three methods for notching tube, they actually have six choices. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each is the first step in selecting one.
July 20, 2009
Making a 20-degree Marman bead
Two forming methods can make a bead for an airtight seal on a metal tube: rotary (spin) forming and progressive ram forming. Each has advantages and disadvantages in bead profile, cycle time, amount of wall thinning, and so on.
July 10, 2003
Do you use checking jigs and fixtures?
How do you check tube fabrications to ensure they meet quality standards? Do you ship parts without checking them and hope that the next time the phone rings it isn't a prelude to a tirade from a disgruntled customer? Or do you check finished parts only to realize that your scrap rate is too high and wish you had checked them at earlier stages of the manufacturing process?
June 12, 2003
Waste not, want not
Any manufacturing process that goes awry can result in waste in many forms, both obvious and hidden. A simple project in which tube is cut, bent, formed, and welded can result in large amounts of wasted money and time if one of the processes goes wrong.
April 24, 2003
Coating fabricating tooling
Tube fabricators all over the country are starting to see some major benefits from new coating technology. Many coatings-both those that are time-proven and new ones just hitting the market-can provide many benefits for many tube fabrication processes, including extended tooling life, better finished parts, and less stress on machinery.
February 27, 2003
Does your tube travel more than you do?
The level of technology used these days in the tube and pipe fabrication industry varies quite a bit in terms of age. Some of it is a bit antiquated, to put it kindly. Many tube fabrication shops use equipment that is more than 50 years old.

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Automation and Robotics
Automated Manufacturing Cells
Professional Services
Consulting-Value Analysis/Value Engineering
Deburring Machines-Tube and Pipe
Forming, Fabricating, and Bending - Tube and Pipe
End Formers
Forming, Fabricating, and Bending - Tube and Pipe
Grooving Machines
Drilling, Piercing, and Slotting - Tube and Pipe
Piercing Machines
Job Shop Services
Cutting - Tube, Pipe, Profiles, and Sections
Rotary Cutting Machines
Drilling, Piercing, and Slotting - Tube and Pipe
Slotting Machines
Tooling Services
Tool and Die Design

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